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Ukrainian soldiers in a trench in the Donetsk region of Ukraine in January
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Short on soldiers, Ukraine debates how to recruit new troops
A potential expansion of the nation’s military draft to replenish the exhausted, battered army has become an emotional, politically charged issue.
A church service was held on Wednesday for the 74 people killed in the Russian IL-76 military transport plane crash in the Belgorod region that borders Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 25, 2024
Military plane crashes in Russia, killing all on board, Moscow says
Russia accused Ukrainian forces of launching missiles from the nearby Kharkiv region of Ukraine that struck the aircraft, but the claims could not be verified.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays his respects at the graves of Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv on Friday.
WORLD
Dec 16, 2023
Zelenskyy returns to Ukraine with little aid and a raft of needs
Political infighting in Washington and the European Union has blocked further aid to Ukraine.
Ukrainian soldiers fire a self-propelled howitzer near Borova-Svatove, in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region on Wedesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 8, 2023
Ukraine carries on fight while pondering an erosion of U.S. aid
Officials in Kyiv are racing to bolster their nation’s military capabilities and deepen ties with other allies who remain steadfast in their support.
A woman visits the grave of a soldier on the anniversary of his death at a cemetery in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 21.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 5, 2023
‘I am dreaming it will stop’: A deadlocked war tests Ukrainian morale
Morale is faltering as Ukraine’s army remains tied-up and amid fears that allied weaponry supplies will begin to dwindle, polls and interviews show.
Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov (center) attends a ceremony marking 240th anniversary of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, on May 13.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Did Ukraine really kill a Russian admiral? Questions emerge.
Given Russia’s long history of refusing to acknowledge setbacks, it remains uncertain whether Sokolov was among those killed in the attack on Sevastopol.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 12, 2023
With probes of Russian lines, Ukraine’s counteroffensive takes shape
With each clash, Ukraine is trying to show that it can attack anywhere, while trying to make Russia defend everywhere.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 13, 2023
Ukraine’s advances near Bakhmut expose rifts in Russian forces
Russia’s pro-war bloggers were quick to claim that Ukraine’s long-anticipated counteroffensive had begun, but Ukrainian officials downplayed the advances.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Apr 16, 2023
Pentagon leaks: New twists in a familiar plot
The Pentagon intelligence leaks have offered new details about the state of the war in Ukraine but have not fundamentally altered the overall picture of it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2023
With Ukraine under pressure in Bakhmut, fight becomes a battle over roads
The Ukrainian military acknowledged that soldiers inside the city were encircled on three sides by a combined force of the Russian army and the Wagner private military company.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2023
Tempered in a crucible of violence, Zelenskyy rises to the moment
In much of the world, the Ukrainian leader has become a household name, representing his country's tenacity and underdog victories against Russia.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 28, 2022
Ukrainian forces battling to regain strategic gateway city in east
Recapturing Kreminna, in eastern Ukraine, would be a step further in Ukraine's campaign to retake major cities that Russia seized after it invaded.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 5, 2022
Russia sends ill-trained draftees into combat amid losses, analysts say
Ukraine's military and Western analysts say Russian forces are making fruitless attacks in eastern Ukraine and taking heavy losses after a hastily arranged draft added over 300,000 troops.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 25, 2022
Ukraine fights to reclaim territory as Russia holds annexation referendums
The referendums — which are expected to culminate in the annexation of an area larger than Portugal — have raised alarm in Western nations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 19, 2022
Ukraine’s counteroffensive forces face mobilized inmates and drones
Ukraine has been pushing a counteroffensive in the east and south, applying greater pressure to Russian forces, but there is no indication of any mass Russian withdrawal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 15, 2022
Zelenskyy visits a city just miles from the front, underscoring Ukraine’s gains
Russian soldiers fled Izium in a humiliating retreat last week, abandoning tanks, trucks and boxes of ammunition in the streets.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 14, 2022
In reclaimed towns, Ukrainians recount a frantic Russian retreat
Lightning assaults allowed Ukraine's military to recapture hundreds of square miles of territory, strategic towns and abandoned weapons.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2022
For Ukraine, the fight is often a game of bridges
The southern counteroffensive has been a painstaking battle of river crossings, with pontoon bridges as prime targets for both sides. But so far, it is Ukraine that has advanced.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2022
Renewed shelling puts nuclear plant at risk despite U.N. presence
After Friday's shelling, the plant lost its last primary external power line, forcing it to use a reserve line to prevent meltdowns.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 29, 2022
Shelling near Ukraine nuclear plant strikes towns, heightening concern
As the power plant inches toward a possible crisis, both sides have acknowledged the risks of a potential nuclear accident.

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